Alan Shearer is to take charge at his former club Newcastle United as the North East side continues it’s fight against relegation.
It’s expected that an official announcement will be made on Thursday morning which will confirm Shearer’s appointment for the remaining 8 Premier League games of the season.
With current interim boss Joe Kinnear recovering from heart surgery and also hinting this week that he might be moving ‘upstairs’ away from the touchline, Shearer become’s the club’s fourth managerial appointment of the season.
Since retiring from football, Shearer, who is the club’s all-time leading goal scorer, has worked as a pundit for BBC Sport. He’s often used this platform to criticize the club and its management structure.
He’ll take over with United in 18th place and 2 points from safety.
It’s widely agreed that of all the clubs facing the drop, Newcastle have the hardest run in, which starts with a home game against Chelsea on Saturday. Then follow matches against Stoke, Tottenham, Portsmouth, Liverpool, North-East rivals Middlesbrough, Fulham and Aston Villa.